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Ponant Athens (Piraeus) Cruise Reviews

Chocolate-themed afternoon tea.
Delos to ourselves.
The only transportation on Hydra.
Village of Noussa on Paros (the Mykonos of twenty years ago, they say).
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Guest not really in the focus of the cruise - slightly arrogant officer don`like negative feedbacks.

Review for Le Bougainville to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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yalefudan
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Well the ship is quite nice - very small cabin. Food is really excellent - they have a very good chef on board - no complaining Crew in Service and house keeping doing a very well job ... but some of the officer has not the guest in the focus of the cruise ... arrogant answer if the guest has requests. Sometimes we did have the impression - the only what is disturbing on this curise ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Ponant - Treasures of the Aegean Sea w/ COVID info August 2021

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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AussieBoyTX
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was our first cruise since 2019 and it was another enjoyable experience on Ponant. This review is lightly abridged from my day-by-day accounting here: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2793516-on-board-le-lyrial-—-treasures-of-the-aegean-sea-—-july-30-august-6-2021/ This cruise was originally scheduled Istanbul to Athens, but was changed to Athens / Athens about 60 days in advance. ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


Another Ponant cruise, fantastic as usual

Review for Le Bougainville to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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johnemv
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

A brand new ship, 150 other guests, many from France and Belgium as it was a a Opera Cruise. Us Australians were adopted by all and again we could not fault Ponant. The destinations visited, the tours, the food, the wines, the cruise companions, the crew..... you name it, all lends for a perfect cruise. We visited Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Jordon. Add that to our Antarctic cruise in late 2017. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Very Disappointing

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Mediterranean

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Spikethedog
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We chose this cruise as we do not like big cruise ships. We have cruised on Sea Dreaming before (American based) and was hoping for something similar from Ponant. What a let down. It started off great when we arrived in our cabin - very spacious and own balcony. Than the set backs 1. Smoking - all outside decks including the main bar were filled with filthy smokers puffing cigarettes and cigars ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


Adriatic August 2018

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Peter Jo
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose Ponant to sail the Adriatic because Le Lyrial is a small ship and like the other reviewer said the Captain was excellent and not aloof at all. Very hands on always helping us embark/disembark. His presentation in the control deck was highly informative and fascinating to hear. The food was excellent and in the French style - serves were not too large but delicious. The French wines ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


Cruising delight to Greek islands and on to Venice.

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Mediterranean

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aussie dollar
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Having cruised before on larger ships we liked the concept of small ship cruising. Everything about the ship was exceptional. The staff were helpful and friendly and the dining room Cuisine was to die for. The itinerary took us to places we had not visited before and we appreciated the easy access that smaller ships enjoy which made transfers so easy . The ports we visited all had unique ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


Very good experience

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Mediterranean

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elaynea
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The itinerary was exactly what we wanted. We did a back to back cruise. First week was the Greek Islands and the 2nd week was Croatia. We did a lot of research on these areas and these cruises fit the bill. The excursions were ok to good. Staff was perfect...always accommodating and there to help. Cabin was lovely and well laid out and appointed and very clean. Food was very ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


Did Not Live Up to Expectations

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Mediterranean

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Kahyla
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Ponant had been suggested to me by a family member, and the smaller number of passengers was appealing after the larger cruise lines. However, leaving after this 8 night cruise, I am underwhelmed and left feeling that I certainly did not get value for money. As has been previously stated by other reviewers, the standard of meals is not consistent. We had three Gala Dinners and these were all of ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


Mostly superb.

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Mediterranean

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Mikeanne
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

We chose this cruise because the destination was attractive and we had enjoyed a similar cruise along the Croatian coast on Le Lyrial in 2017. Also Le Lyrial is a lovely ship with spacious lounge and restaurant areas. The only amenity lacking is adequate outdoor shady areas. The destination venues were well chosen and the opportunity to see Paxos [otherwise fairly inaccessible ] particularly ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


The Greek Isles Cruise

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Mediterranean

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klinkbc2
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Our travel agent recommended Ponant and we were very satisfied with everything on the ship . The cabins were very nicely decorated and had a lot of space ( deck # 6 ) . The food and service were excellent . There was a little confusion by the staff when we arrived at the Athens port and when they went to check in the passengers . They originally announced that they would check in people by cabin ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


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